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slides: Which Communities Contribute the Most Campaign Cash?

Friday, November 23, 2012


Which communities contributed the most cash to federal campaigns during the 2012 election cycle? GoLocalProv breaks down the top 10.

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10) 02864 (Cumberland)

Amount: $176,865

Residents from Cumberland contributed over $175,000 during the 2012 election cycle, with the majority going to Republican Congressional candidate Brendan Doherty ($96,073). Doherty lives in Cumberland and that was one of the few communities he won in his 12-point loss to David Cicilline.

Residents also contributed over $10,000 to President Obama and Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Source: Open Secrets

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9) 02835 (Jamestown)

Amount: $181,132

President Obama was the top recipient in Jamestown, where residents have upped their campaign contributions every election cycle since 2002. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Congressman David Cicilline, Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, Congressional candidate Brendan Doherty and the conservative Club for Growth Action PAC all received over $10,000

Source: Open Secrets

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8) 02882 (Narragansett)

Amount: $187,159

Republicans Brendan Doherty and Barry Hinckley were the top recipients in Narragansett, with both receiving over $20,000. Congressman Jim Langevin, Mitt Romney, President Obama and Congressman David Cicilline all receieved over $10,000.

The largest contributor was John Picerne, who gave $10,000 to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC).

Source: Open Secrets

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7) 02879 (Wakefield)

Amount: $194,971

Brendan Doherty and the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) were the top recipients in Wakefield, with both candidates receiving at least $20,000. President Obama, Sheldon Whitehouse and David Cicilline all receieved at least $10,000.

Michael Zink, who gave $20,000 to the NRCC, was the largest individual contributor.

Source: Open Secrets

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6) 02886 (Warwick)

Amount: $292,957

John Picerne was once again the top individual contribute, giving $30,400 to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC).

The DSCC, Brendan Doherty, the Republican National Committee, and Mitt Romney all received over $20,000 and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse receieved over $18,000.

Source: Open Secrets

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5) 02818 (East Greenwich)

Amount: $512,382

The top 5 begins with East Greenwich, where residents contributed over $500,000 to federal candidates across the country. While contributions were up from 2010, East Greenwich residents actually gave more in ’02, ’04, ’06 and ’08.

The top recipients included the DNC, which received more than $90,000 during the cycle. Mitt Romney, Jim Langevin and Brendan Doherty all received more than $40,000.

Source: Open Secrets

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4) 02840 (Newport)

Amount: $533,675

Down in Newport, elected officials and candidates received over $530,000, including the Republican National Committee ($131,100), Mitt Romney ($90,977), Sheldon Whitehouse ($55,300), President Obama ($52,815) and Barry Hinckley (36,801).

Source: Open Secrets

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3) 02806 (Barrington)

Amount: $641,379

Barrington residents dropped more than $640,000 on campaigns during the 2012 election cycle, with the Republican National Committee, President Obama, Mitt Romney and the People’s Majority PAC all receiving at least $50,000.

The top individual contributor was Ellen Collis, who gave $50,000 to the Peoples Majority PAC.

Source: Open Secrets

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2) 02903 (Providence)

Amount: $732,605

Residents of downtown Providence gave by far the most they’ve given during the 2012 election cycle (more than $300,000 more than any other cycle).

The conservative Restore Our Future super PAC was the top recipient thanks to a $250,000 contribution from Everwatch Financial. The RNC and the DNC also received over $45,000.

Source: Open Secrets         

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1) 02906 (Providence)

Amount: $956,486

And the winner is… The East Side, of course.

President Obama and Congressman David Cicilline each receieved over $200,000 during the election cycle and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse finished third with more than $90,000.

The DSCC, DCCC and Republican Brendan Doherty all received at least $30,000 in 2012 as well.

Source: Open Secrets


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